For our 16th episode of The Nourishing Podcast, I caught up with Rolfer Sharalee Hoelscher after the Mahabhuta Yoga Festival in Pensacola. I talked about my own experiences with Rolfing and body work and the importance of selecting qualified practitioners. Sharalee explained Rolfing, craniosacral body work, and other healing therapies while answering common questions such as:
What is Rolfing?
How is it different from massage?
The word "craniosacral" sounds painful--does it hurt?
What are the best body therapies after injury?
Tara is a wealth of knowledge on the Paleo and the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet and lifestyle. We also discussed:
-How Tara stumbled upon the Paleo diet
-Her Cajun roots and how they influence her cooking
-Paleo and AIP cookbooks she personally recommends (including her own!)
-Paleo and AIP breakfast ideas
Alisa Keeton develops workout plans you can do in your own home. She also teaches instructors all over the country to spread a powerful message combining fitness and faith.
Alisa and I chatted about wellness from a holistic perspective. We also discussed:
1. Why humility is an important aspect to fitnes
2. How finding our identity in Christ helps our physical bodies
3. The barriers women face to getting fit and how to overcome them.
Today on the podcast is psychologist and Christian counselor Dr. Christy Demetriades. Dr. Christy shared insightful wisdom on developing our inner soul.
We also discussed:
-Characteristics of truly happy people
-The importance of soul healing
-The importance of being Greek (Just kidding, mostly!)
-How to have emotional freedom
-How to make change possible and overcome the hurdles that challenge us.
Today on the podcast is Kelly Smith from The Nourishing Home. Kelly shares her journey to health using real food and discusses the many benefits of feeding your family real whole foods.
We also discussed:
-The one food that made a huge difference in Kelly’s health once she removed it
-How to get kids involved in the kitchen
-Why meal planning is so important and how to get started
-Kelly’s testimony and relationship with Christ
Welcome to the tenth episode of The Nourishing Podcast! Have you ever considered starting a business and creating probiotic vegetable beverages? Well, you're too late, because Fermented Harvest thought of it first and perfected the craft. Our fascinating discussion with Carolyn Mayer touches on the entrepreneurial spirit that is also an essential component of The Grecian Garden and Nourishing Mama, but we didn't just talk about startups in natural health. We dug down deep into the very nature of healthy and harmful bacteria and how best to balance our guts for optimal digestion. In fact, if you're local you can pause the podcast to go buy some right now at Old Thyme Remedies on East 9 Mile and Davis.
Think of it this way: probiotic supplements are useless if all the germs crammed into those capsules can't find anything to eat. With probiotic foods and liquids, everything the bacteria need to colonize your intestines are within arm's reach. Well, actually pseudopod's reach, but you understand.
Today we talked to Vicki White, our chapter leader of the Pensacola WAPF. First off, "Wapf" is a lot more fun to say than the Weston A. Price Foundation. Tune in to hear about local farm fresh food options and the wisdom we can gain from following the dietary habits of traditional people groups. Both Emily and I have extensive experience teaching the nourishing principles at the heart of Dr. Price's life work, and we can't wait to share even more with you all.
We had a great interview with Brandi from Escape Wellness Spa. The three of us broke it down, from practical ways for injury prevention to the benefits of massage, and all sorts of related therapies. Believe it or not, this sort of thing works better if you don’t wait until you have to limp or crawl to an appointment. It’s not about pampering yourself at all–rather, it’s an important part of staying healthy. Take care of your body continually rather than only stopping in for maintenance when parts stop working right.
Brandi also mentioned things to do before and after massage to make sure you get the most out of it, and Emily added some helpful tips learned from her masters degree in exercise science. You’ll feel so informed and knowledgeable by the time you finish listening, but remember that it doesn’t count. Now you have to actually schedule an appointment and follow through.
Emily and I finally got our chance to interview Roger Elliot of Green Cedars Farm about organic and sustainable farming practices and the advantages that come from working with nature. He is a staple at our local farmer's market and one of my favorite people to conduct a cage-free chicken transaction with.